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Efficacy of Lipase-Producing, Wax-degrading Bacteria against the Solenopsis Mealybug, Phenacoccus solenopsis Tinsley and the Striped Mealybug, Ferrisia virgata Cockerell (Homoptera: Pseudococcidae) on Cotton

Efficacy of Lipase-Producing, Wax-degrading Bacteria against the Solenopsis Mealybug, Phenacoccus solenopsis Tinsley and the Striped Mealybug, Ferrisia virgata Cockerell (Homoptera: Pseudococcidae) on Cotton

Nagarathinam Arunkumar*, Jainullabudeen Gulsar Banu, Nagarajan Gopalakrishnan and Arkalgud Hiriyannaiah Prakash

 

ICAR – Central Institute for Cotton Research (CICR), Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu and Central University of Tamil Nadu, Thiruvarur, Tamil Nadu, India.

*      Corresponding author: arunkumarpdf2015@gmail.com

Fig. 1.

Comparison of cell growth and lipase production in wax degrading bacteria (WDB); a) PSADI, b) PSAD2, c) PSAD6, d), PSAD7, e) PSAD8, f) PSAD9.

Fig. 2.

Phylogenetic classification of wax degrading bacteria isolated from cotton mealybugs by Neighbor-joining phylogenetic tree based on complete 16S rRNA sequences. Bar, 0.02 nucleotide changes per position. The wax degrading bacterial strains obtained in this study shown in blood. A bootstrap value ≥ 50 is shown.

Pakistan Journal of Zoology

December

Vol. 53, Iss. 6, Pages 2001-2521

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